Solihull Junior League – WMPC v. Uni-T Sunday 8th October 2017 Lode Heath School.
The first match of the season for the WMPC junior team against Uni-T. The team consisted of 4 players, Toby, Ethan, Zak and Charlie. As a team they played extremely well. Although at times they got annoyed at each other and became frustrated. They did managed to keep going and get a 4-2 (rubbers) win overall.
Well done to Charlie and Zak for winning some key games that allowed us to win the match overall. Overall, all the games came extremely close and often went to 3 sets. The opposition hit very hard and when given the opportunity attacked the shuttle and some were very successful. Our PC players managed to counteract the attack by not lifting the Shuttle to them as often and really looking to attack them Uni-T’s shots instead. Well done to everyone. Under match conditions they played great together as a team and well done for winning the match.
WMPC success in the local County Restricted 2017 weekend.
Several players from the WMPC participated in the local county’s restricted 2017 tournaments this weekend. Although some had more success than others,entered below is a snippet of what the PC players have achieved. Congratulations to all those that took part in the event.
Worcestershire Restricted 2017
Mixed Doubles – Winners – Pernille Wood and Steve
Mens Singles – Winner – Ryan Quek
Ladies Doubles – Winners – Pernille and Ann Corbett
Warwickshire Restricted 2017
Mens Singles – Winner – Chris Williams beat Dan Morris (18-21, 21-16, 21-9)
Ladies Doubles – Winner – Asmita Chaudhari and Mary Le Druillenec beat Katherine Grant and Kiara Henry (21-19, 21-17)
Mixed Doubles – Knocked out in the Semi final. Asmita Chaudhari and Andrew Wainwright.
Week ONE of the Summer Camp, at the University of Birmingham’s NEW sport and fitness centre, proved to be a SMASH HIT for the West Midlands Performance Centre.
This annual event’s first week, saw in excess of 40 badminton players, aged from as young as three years old to a gentleman in his thirties, participate in the badminton Summer Camp. The first week was run over four days and not only included routines, covering the different shots, lift, drop, net etc…. it covered singles and doubles rotation, technical advice to improve individual techniques, but I think for most the footwork to music was the biggest smash hit with all the players. Footwork to music was held in the impressive dance studio at the Sport and Fitness Centre, even for all passers by to see from Edgbaston Park Road. The two hour session was lead by Julia Mann (England and GB coach) who demonstrated each routine for the players to follow and practice.
There are still two weeks left of the Summer Camp w/c 14th and w/c 21st. Now with only limited places left. If you are quick booking forms can be found HERE.
After week one of the West Midlands Performance Centre’s Summer Camp, many parents verbally feed back positive comments and their ‘thank you’s. But one mom popped this email over to us.
“I can not even begin to explain just how enthused, motivated & inspired Jake has been after Monday & Wednesday camps. He spent over an hour last night reliving the 2 days to me, demonstrating what he had learnt, and relaying conversations he’d had with others/new friendships forged and watching others play……….. it was absolutely fantastic!!! So, a massive thank you, if this is what you set out to accomplish then you’ve achieved it tenfold!!!!!”
Went you get feedback and ‘thank you’s like this it is so very satisfying and makes all the hard work that goes into preparing and planning these event seem so worthwhile.
August 7th is less that 24 hours away. The first day of what is planned to be a fabulous training camp over the Summer.
Three weeks start tomorrow. If you have not booked on and you can not make it tomorrow then book for next week, starting 14th August, or even the week after.
Julia Mann is working with Lorraine Cole (Head Coach at the PC) both X England players, so you tell me how good is it going to be. Awesome springs to mind. SnC, Footwork to music, Nutrition are just tasters….(no punn intended) for the contecnt of the camp.
And to top that it is at the NEW Sport and Fitness Centre at the University of Birmingham. Get there early so you can have a look round the center. Impressive…!
West Midlands Performance Centre Summer Camp for 2017.
EXCITEMENT – 42 HOURS before the Summer Camp starts.
Enjoy your weekend while you can as Monday morning, August 7th 10.00am I will be there to see the start. West Midlands Performance Centre starts its three weeks, of four days a week and four hours a day training. Hope you are as excited as I am.
Lorraine Cole is not only working with Julia Mann (GB and England team squad coach) but has other guest coaches running sessions during the three weeks. Learn what to eat and when, how to warm up properly, mentally prepare yourself for an important match…..and much more.
The sessions are over eight courts in the new hall, at the University of Birmingham’s NEW sport and fitness centre. Impressive building with lots going on and a Costa coffee on site. Spend a little time get there early and have a look round. If you have not yet chosen which university you want to attend then see what is on offer.
Inter PC Manchester sees the Emerging team put up a hard Fight.
Manchester 2 July 2017 Inter PC where the West Midlands PC Emerging group have a fight and a half.
The team four of our most dedicated player, Joe B, Matt B, Abdul R and Victoria L. All travel to Manchester some have a longer journey than others with a coach ride leaving home at 4.30am….as I said dedicated.
A quick briefing saw an Emerging group of 6 teams, North Cumbria, Potteries, East Cheshire, Manchester, Merseyside and of course WMPC. So a full on day with some very strong opposition, let the battles commence as the fight is on.
Two games were lost 1-4 but with 22-24, 19-21 as loosing scores, the match defeat does not tell the full story. The of course we won two games with a couple of 22-20s, 21-18s ans several 15’s more close games. The match against Manchester saw the biggest battle with the score at 2 games all it was down to the last end. Nail biting stuff but to no avail, 2-3 to Manchester and the fight was over. All said and done a good days badminton with loads of close calls and great experience.
The Developing group at the Inter PC in Manchester was the biggest group of the tournament. The WMPC Developing group caught bad luck. Five PC players were selected to attend the tournament on Sunday 2nd July. After last year when we only selected four players and one dropped out on the day, it was hard then. So this year we thought five players to cover any drop outs. Good job we did. One of the strongest please was hit with an injury so luck was looking to be against us. So with four players we set about the task at hand.
The draw did not go our way so we have some strong opposition in our Group. The lads Caleb, Zak, Dileep and Charlie had got several tough matches on the horizon, but they were up for a battle, figures crossed the results could go their way. Unfortunately not to be.
Out of the 4 matches and 20 games played, all the games were hard fought and played well. Only winning two singles and three doubles games does not at all reflect the individual game scores loosing 21-23 and 23-25 with several looses to 17, 18 and 19. There was the odd bleep when the luck was all one sided but the boys played well. It was great to see how they had improved. Although there were no medals/trophies on the day at least one player can hold his head up after being nominated twice by the opposing teams, out of the four matches as Sports Person so well done Charlie.
CLOSER and CLOSER – ONE week left before the Summer Camp starts.
OMG, ONE week to go………….! Are you ready for Monday 7th August 2017 when the one and only Infamous West Midlands Performance Centre Summer Camp starts. Along with Lorraine Cole, JULIA MANN (GB and England coach) will be supporting Lorraine in the training sessions during the three week schedule. You need to be prepared to work hard as there will be NO prisoners, these sessions will be well SICK……….LOL.
If you are signed up to the camp then consider putting in to practice all that training by entering the SENIOR Bronze (where you can enter ALL three disciplines). AND/OR enter the TEAM TOURNAMENT (4 players per team with a combination of male and female), something different for the Summer……!